Anybody else offended by the abundance of election signs? I'd love to see them all disappear but I'm not going to rip them off someone's lawn. On the other hand, I don't think these vacant lots and industrial parks and highway exit ramps are making their choices known. It's just as offensive and every bit as illegal as all the other commercial signs.
People have a right to their opinion and to advertise their choice ON THEIR OWN PROPERTY. But I'm going to start yanking the ones on the street corners and open land and highway exits. So far I've only taken 2 from the worst offender in my area, our beloved guv, the choice of vacant lots everywhere. I don't care whose sign it is, they're going down!
Same problem all over the country. Just be careful on where you pull the signs. If in question, suggest you leave them be.
We're sure that you're well aware that police departments are driven by politics. The more extreme the politics the more heavy handed the police tend to be.
What we've been doing in the North Texas area is calling the campaign managers advising them that the press will be involved the night before election. We tell them that the public will be made aware of their williness to break the law for personal gain.
Check with Code Enforcement in the city where the signs are. Code may allow signs or may entirely disallow them. Also check with the Department of Transportation to determine the legality of signs on state highway property. Another consideration: if the signs are on a vacant private lot, it is possible, but not likely, that the owner gave permission for the signs to be placed.